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Lewis R. Gale, PhD

Professor of Business and Interim Director, Freshman Honors Program


Phone: 209.946.2644

Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday
10:15am - 11:45am
Wednesday and Friday
11:00am - 1:30pm
and by appointment

Weber Hall Suite 204-C


Ph.D., Arizona State University

M.S., Arizona State University

B.A., California State University Fresno

Lewis R. Gale is a California native and grew up in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada foothill regions. He earned his undergraduate degree in economics at California State University, Fresno, and master's and a doctorate in economics at Arizona State University. Before he was named dean in July 2010, he served as dean of the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics from 2005 to 2010 at Weber State University, which was the Vernon M. and MaRee Buehler Chair in Leadership, and was a tenured professor in the department of economics. He previously was dean of the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, from 2003 to 2005, and was a tenured professor in the department of economics & finance. He currently serves as Interim Director of the Freshman Honors Program.

Dr. Gale's primary area of research is international economics in which he has published several articles in academic journals, such as International Review of Economics and Finance and Journal for Global Business Education. His articles have ranged from international trade and the environment to import competition effects on domestic industries, from the responsiveness of elderly migration to state policy changes to regional economic development and prosperity. With more than 27 years of collegiate-level instructional experience, he has taught courses in international economics, macro and microeconomics, money & banking, monetary theory, managerial economics, international business, financial management, and business analytics.

Dr. Gale has been actively involved in economic development projects, corporate recruiting projects, and strategic planning initiatives in Arizona, Louisiana, Utah, and now in California. He has served on a variety of boards, organizations, and groups, including the Ogden/Weber Chamber of Commerce,, the International Trade Development Group, Ascension Episcopal Day School, the Egyptian Theater Foundation Board and an economic advisor to the Lafayette Economic Development Authority. He was recently named as Pacific's representative on the NextEconomy Steering Committee in the Sacramento and a board member of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves as the University’s representative on the San Joaquin Partnership as Vice-Chair of the Board.